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Rosilyn Glorene Isaacson

Rosilyn Glorene Isaacson, age 72, of Cokato, died unexpectedly Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, 2006 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

She was born Oct. 19, 1934 in French Lake Township, the third child of Fred and Edith Hanson. Rosilyn was baptized in her home Nov. 16, 1934 by the Rev Seastrand.

Rosilyn was fond of reminding anyone who would listen, that her father always said she was the only decent thing that happened that year.

She received her grade school education at Happy Corner; she later moved into Cokato and worked at Salmela’s Bakery while attending high school. A 1952 graduate of Cokato High School, she was voted as having the nicest hair. Her high school yearbook quotes Rosilyn as saying, “Silence is golden, but who am I to make money.”

Her high school yearbook also prophesized that she would lead a safari into deepest Africa. Although she didn’t make it to Africa, she did make it to Hawaii, and had a real adventure in Norway.

In December of 1952, while working at the bakery, Rosilyn met Floyd Isaacson. The two were married June 13, 1953 at Grace Lutheran Church in French Lake by Pastor Edstrom.

In 1954, they moved to a farm on the north side of Cokato Lake and had their first two children, Craig in 1954, and Gary in 1959. They moved to Cokato in 1962, and Connie was born. The family briefly lived in Howard Lake and Winsted, before moving back to Cokato.

Rosilyn started working at the Warner Home, and it became a 35-year career. Over the years, she became an important part of the lives of the boys and the staff.

Even though her passing took everyone off guard, it has been noted that some of the boys are real happy to see her in heaven.

While Rosilyn had a wide circle of friends, her greatest pride was for her grandchildren. Rosilyn and Floyd celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2003.

While Rosilyn tried to remain active, in recent months she was having trouble with her sight. She had managed to work through knee replacement some time ago.

Rosilyn is survived by her husband, Floyd, of Cokato; brothers Leroy (Gladys), and Herbert (Ellen); children, Craig (Susan), Gary, and Connie (Bruce) Isaacson; grandchildren, Stephanie (Jeff), Jeff, Kirsten, Stacy, and Hallie; and great-grandson Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Edith.

A memorial service took place Friday, Dec. 29 at 11 a.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cokato with the Revs. Steve Thorson and Wayne Peterson officiating. Music was provided by Karen Anderson and Jon Benson.

Visitation was Thursday, Dec. 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato.

Honorary casket bearers were the residents of AME Community Services.

Arrangements were by the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato.

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